“I met Stephen Hauter about 4 years ago during a coaching education course, while working towards my USSF E certificate. A few weeks after the course, we met for lunch and began talking about my coaching goals, where we shared similar philosophies on age appropriate player development, soccer tactics and strategies. I quickly brought Stephen in to train my U12 boys team at Warren County Soccer Club.
As we began coaching together, he inspired me to go on for my USSF National D and to get involved as a coach in Ohio South’s District 1 ODP program. Stephen and I soon became friends, and he has been a tremendous mentor developing me as a coach, as well as providing me ideas to move my soccer ministry in Guatemala forward.
Additionally, Stephen and I began sharing our soccer networks, where I got him involved in some preliminary coaching education development for a soccer academy in Florence Italy. Since then, I’ve been successful in connecting Stephen to soccer people throughout the U.S., Guatemala, Italy and Ghana.
I’ve introduced at least fifty people to Stephen’s weekly soccer tips and lessons. These tools are a tremendous resource and have helped me build a library of more than 1,000 lessons across the technical and tactical aspects of the game. Additionally, I’ve found that if my team was struggling with a specific issue (e.g. speed of thought, transition to attack, etc.), I could contact Stephen and he would have several appropriate lessons to build this skill for my players.
Stephen has a passion for developing players and it shows. Everybody knows when Stephen is on the pitch. His sessions are fun, though tough, and the players learn a lot.”
~ VIC CLESCERI
Ohio South District 1 ODP
Founder G.O.A.L.S. – “Growing Outstanding Achievement and Leadership thru Soccer”
USSF National D – USSF Grade 8 Referee